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Women the focus of World Diabetes Day

Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:17 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Women are the focus of World Diabetes Day, Tuesday 14 November. Driven by the International Diabetes Federation, the day promotes action to confront diabetes as a global health issue. More >>

Athlete and teddy bear trekking NZ for Diabetes Action Month

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10:35 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Multisport athlete and Diabetes Ambassador Emily Wilson will be running, cycling, kayaking and rafting down the length of New Zealand for Diabetes Action Month this November. More >>

Diabetes Action Month is Here

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9:27 am | Diabetes New Zealand

This annual campaign raises awareness about diabetes, a disease that the Ministry of Health considers the “largest and fastest growing health issue we face in New Zealand”. Almost a quarter of a million New Zealanders have been diagnosed with ... More >>

Diabetes Action Month Highlights Different Types of Diabetes

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:06 am | Diabetes New Zealand

This November is Diabetes Action Month in New Zealand. This annual campaign aims to educate the public around diabetes as a major health issue that affects almost a quarter of a million New Zealanders. More >>

Diabetes Leading Cause Of Blindness – Take Control Now

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 11:36 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand is imploring Kiwis to have regular eye checks to reduce their risk of blindness. This Monday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day, with the theme Eyes on Diabetes . More >>

Diabetes Leading Cause of Blindness – Take Control Now

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 8:12 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Media Release: Diabetes Leading Cause of Blindness – Take Control Now Inbox For Immediate Release Diabetes New Zealand is imploring Kiwis to have regular eye checks to reduce their risk of blindness. This Monday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day, ... More >>

Initiative to Combat NZ's Fastest-Growing Epidemic

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 12:26 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand today marks the beginning of Diabetes Action Month by launching a comprehensive online support and self-management toolkit, to help address the nation’s fastest-growing health crisis. Twelve hundred people in New Zealand[i], on average, ... More >>

Diabetes New Zealand and Pita Pit plate up

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:21 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand is delighted to announce a new partnership with Pita Pit NZ Ltd that will see both organisations dishing up aligned messages around the importance of healthier food choices. More >>

New Zealanders Implored to Own Up

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 3:43 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

NEW ZEALANDERS IMPLORED TO OWN UP AND STEP UP TO COUNTRY’S FASTEST-GROWING HEALTH CRISIS More >>

Diabetes NZ welcomes new diabetes strategy

Friday, 16 October 2015, 3:39 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes NZ welcomes new diabetes strategy Diabetes New Zealand welcomes the launch of a dedicated national diabetes plan to address one of New Zealand’s most serious health issues. Over a quarter of a million people have diabetes and this number is ... More >>

New CEO for Diabetes New Zealand

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 9:45 am | Diabetes New Zealand

New CEO for Diabetes New Zealand Diabetes New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Crew as its new Chief Executive Officer. Steve has held senior management positions over several years in both public and private sector health ... More >>

More resources for diabetes welcomed

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:31 am | Diabetes New Zealand

“The Government’s new suite of resources for upskilling the diabetes health workforce and supporting people with diabetes is welcome and it comes not a moment too soon,” Diabetes NZ President Chris Baty said today. More >>

Diabetes not a life sentence, says Kiwi actor

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:57 am | Diabetes New Zealand

It’s well known that diabetes is a huge health issue in New Zealand - nearly a quarter of a million Kiwis have diabetes and at least 50 more are diagnosed every day. But what is less well known is that anyone can get diabetes and if it’s not ... More >>

Diabetes Awareness Week: 12-18th November

Monday, 11 November 2013, 3:36 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

This year's Diabetes Awareness Week is all about letting people know that if they have diabetes, Diabetes New Zealand can help. With more than 225,000 Kiwis living with diabetes and 50 more people diagnosed every day, this message is now more important ... More >>

Diabetes NZ Conference to explore exciting developments

Friday, 20 September 2013, 10:18 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes is one of New Zealand’s biggest health issues with over 225,000 people living with diabetes and each day another 50 people being diagnosed. Within eight short years diabetes is on track to cost New Zealand over a billion dollars each ... More >>

Increased Funding For Diabetes Control Welcomed

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:10 am | Diabetes New Zealand

The New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes and Diabetes New Zealand welcome the increased funding of $48 million for diabetes and other long-term conditions programmes recently announced in the budget. More >>

One in 20 Kiwi women have diabetes during pregnancy

Monday, 12 November 2012, 5:24 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

“With thousands of women affected each year, we wanted to shine a light on what is one of New Zealand’s most serious maternal health issues” says Chris Baty, Diabetes NZ President. More >>

PHARMAC decision both good and bad

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 4:46 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

DIABETES NEW ZEALAND MEDIA RELEASE 8th August 2012 PHARMAC decision both good and bad Diabetes New Zealand is disappointed PHARMAC has decided to stick with its proposal to introduce a largely sole supply model for test strips and blood glucose meters. ... More >>

Obesity strengthening grip of diabetes on health system

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 2:54 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Alarming figures from the Ministry of Health show the number of people who developed diabetes grew by nearly 10% last year. Over 208,000 people in New Zealand have diabetes. This rate of increase in diabetes prevalence means that on average, a staggering ... More >>

New Zealand in grips of "silent" diabetes epidemic

Monday, 14 November 2011, 11:59 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Sometimes referred to as a 'silent' assassin, diabetes is at crisis levels. Of high income countries, New Zealand has the fourth highest rate of diabetes. Over 200,000 New Zealanders have diabetes, and every day 40 more people are diagnosed. More >>

 

 

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